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phytopathology

Syllabification: phy·to·pa·thol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌfītōpəˈTHäləjē
 
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Definition of phytopathology in English:

noun

The study of plant diseases.
Example sentences
  • The report contains research on phytopathology and immunity of plants.
  • In phytopathology, antagonism refers to the suppression or interference with the normal growth of a plant pathogen by another microorganism.

Derivatives

phytopathological

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌpaTHəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • B42231 and C236-51 cultivars are used in many phytopathological studies with U. scitaminea and SCMV because of their respective susceptibility to these pathogens.
  • The invention relates to a method for the production of a solid preparation of a phytopathological agent with delayed active-substance release.

phytopathologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The Zadoks scale is a cereal development scale proposed by the Dutch phytopathologist Jan C. Zadoks that is widely used in cereal research and agriculture.
  • The first president of the University in Brno was Tábor Academy Professor František Bubák, a very well respected mycologist and phytopathologist.

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